The Gigantic Book of Pirate StoriesBook - 2007
Pirates - those lawless swashbucklers of the high seas - have captivated our imaginations for centuries, from contemporary accounts of their villainy and violence that originally appeared in the 16th and 17th centuries, to modern movie tales filled with treasure, magic and even monsters. Over the centuries, thousands of accounts have been shared, both true and fantastic, about their swashbuckling thievery, rum-drunk exploits, and high-seas pillaging have never failed to delight readers.Works from the writers of every generation, many who are considered masters of their craft - from Daniel Defoe and Mark Twain to James Fenimore Cooper and Robert Louis Stevenson - have been gathered in this thorough and readable collection that includes both well-loved tales and little-known stories about mythical and real pirates. The stories, songs, true histories, and verses make up this enormous trove for anyone inspired by the glamorous, dangerous, and desperate characters who once roamed the seas
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., c2007.
Branch Call Number: STORIES GIGANTIC
Characteristics: xiii, 786 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.